THE CAPE COLONY, 19TH CENTURY SOUTH AFRICA. Jamie Fyvie and Iain McColl sail for Cape Town to wage war on the ELOS, a dark force which has taken control of the armed forces in the Cape Colony. The boys must crush a plot to wipe out the Xhosa clans of the Eastern Cape, the survivors to be sold into slavery in America. The voyage sees them battle with mutineers to save their own lives and two young ladies who will become part of their future in the Cape An ELOS executioner pursues Jamie and Iain, hell-bent on murdering them for the clues to a treasure buried by the Knights Templar five hundred years in the past. The Xhosa fight a bloody war against the British Army on the frontier, dying to win back their lands and freedom against a general who takes no prisoners.
"Welcome to Central City, a city of thousands. Jack Malone and Ruddy are back after The Lost Angel, and both mens paths will change forever. Meanwhile boy meets girl, but does the girl have other intentions than just bagging her man
A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and ons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions French, German, Italian, Russian, and American are represented, as are the major voice types soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them."
What's the secret to a life of happiness? "In this delightful book brimming with humorous and poignant passages, radio personality Hugh Hewitt provides the answer. The starting place is generosity, he says, and there are seven gifts that are sure to improve the lives of both giver and receiver: encouragement, energy, enthusiasm, good humor, graciousness, gratitude, and patience. Anyone can give these gifts, but Hewitt shows that some people are particularly well placed to offer them: parents, spouses, family members, friends, teachers, coworkers, and fellow church members. Channeling his skills as a broadcaster, journalist, lawyer, and teacher, Hewitt weaves stories about these seven gifts and seven givers with inspiring and motivating observations to help readers become generous in the ways that matter most.
"The Happiest Life is not simply a delight to read, and not merely a glimpse under the hood of a remarkable man. It’s a map to what Robert Frost once described as the road traveled—the road that leads to a life of meaning and gratitude and joy.” —Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia "Reading this book is the next best thing to sitting down for a long conversation with my friend Hugh Hewitt.” —Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “Wanna be a happier person? Know anyone else who does? What if this book could actually help with that? Cutting to the chase—it can. And it will." —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the count others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
The Winter House is the fourth of five seasonal titles from BrocanteHome.
Net’s best-selling Seasonal House series. This pocket-sized book is a cornucopia of Winter homemaking inspiration, with ideas for preparing for the change of the season,Winter puttery treats, cleaning recipes, decorative touches, journal prompts, a book list and an essay on living well in Winter, written with all the same charm Alison May has been bringing to the world of vintage housekeeping for over twelve years now...
A Western/Historical Interracial Short Story In 1849, in the midst of the California Gold Rush, Tilly Jackson was a barmaid at the popular Pay Trail Saloon and Hotel. Tilly was content after six months working in the saloon, but she knew her circumstances were about to change for the worse. She could feel it. Before her luck turned, why shouldn't she experience what it was like for a man to make love to her? The handsome new patron with the seductive blue eyes seemed like the perfect gentleman to ask. Leo Samuels, a half white, half Native American outlaw, arrived in the town of Bodie, California to escape from the law and win big at poker. In The Pay Trail Saloon, the stunning dark-skinned barmaid caught his eye and quickly won his affection.
When Tilly is victim to a brutal attack, Leo vows to eliminate every person that dared to lay a hand on her, despite the danger. He never guessed that once he had Tilly in his hands, he'd never want to let her go.